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Thousands of euro discovered in man's underwear at airport

Customs officials confiscated €37,000 in cash from a Cameroonian man’s undergarments.

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THOUSANDS OF EURO in cash was seized this morning after being found hidden in a man’s underwear at Dublin Airport.

Some €37,000 was confiscated by Customs officials, who discovered it concealed in the undergarments of a 31-year-old man from Cameroon. He was stopped and searched after arriving on a flight from Charleroi Airport, south of Brussels in Belgium.

The large find was made by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service this morning. The money was seized in accordance with Section 38, Criminal Justice Act 1994 as amended by Section 20, Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005.

Customs officials were this morning granted a three-month detention order at Dublin Circuit Court, in order to carry out further investigations into the find.

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